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Country of Origin: France


The Saphir is a French chaff/infrared flare dispensing system designed for use on helicopters. Four dispensers are utilized, and they can be operated manually, in a survival mode, semi-automatically or automatically.


The system is operational with French defense forces on several types of aircraft. Not all users have been identified publicly.


 Matra BAe Dynamics (now part of MBDA), Paris, France

users platforms

   helicopters       Tiger

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